I’m not going to try and make some grand statement about what the last 50 years have meant for Blacks in America. Suffice to say that some things have been beautiful and others have been horrible but this speech stands timeless and incorruptible in our culture and always will. Thank you, Dr. King. Sometimes it’s nearly impossible to believe in a dream unless someone else has the courage to have it first.
And thank you, Mahalia. God’s voice to my ears.